Beloved detective Hercule Poirot embarks on a journey to Egypt in one of Agatha Christie's most famous mysteries, Death on the Nile.
The tranquility of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everything . . . until she lost her life.
Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger. Yet in this exotic setting nothing is ever quite what it seems.
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About the Author
Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was a British crime writer best known for her detective novels and short stories. According to Guinness World Records, she is the best-selling novelist of all time, her novels having sold over four billion copies and having been translated into more than one hundred languages. The Agatha Award for best mystery and crime writers was named in her honor.
David Suchet may be most familiar to listeners from his role as Inspector Poirot, originally on PBS TV's Mystery! and now on A&E. He has also appeared on Broadway in Amadeus, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (for which he won Best Actor, Critic's Circle Award), Oleanna (Best Actor, Royal Variety Club), and Timon of Athens (Best Actor, Evening Standard Award). He has numerous film and television credits to his name.
A peach of a case for Poirot. I take my hat off to the author for as ingenious an alibi as can well be imagined.-- "Sunday Times (London)"
The main alibi is of the first brilliance...the descriptive work hits, as it were, the Nile on the head.-- "Observer (London)"
In Death on the Nile, Poirot, on vacation in Africa, meets the rich, beautiful Linnet Doyle and her new husband, Simon. As usual, all is not as it seems between the newlyweds, and when Linnet is found murdered, Poirot must sort through a boatload of suspects to find the killer before he (or she) strikes again.-- "Amazon.com"
One of her best. Poirot, again on vacation, falls foul of a murder on board a Nile river steamer, followed by two successive murders, obviously connected. A sophisticated group, an ingenious plot, clever deduction, swift-paced narrative. A little romance on the side lends glamor. First rate entertainment.-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
It seems like an insolvable crime, until the famous detective Hercule Poirot starts to investigate. Death on the Nile deserves its reputation as one of Christie's best travel mysteries...Eighty-odd years after her first book was published, Christie and her mysteries are more popular than ever. Recommended for all collections.-- "Library Journal audio review"